Is this normal?


aqz

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Hi i noticed this slight whitish area in middle of tongue i dont know if i am being paranoid. Is it something to be concerned about. I do have a geographical tongue from time to time. This seems like itd ever so slightly raised spot. I dont really have any symptoms. Just really worried if i need to get it checked.

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honestdoc

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It is hard for me to know for sure. I see it as 2 possibilities. The most likely is it is part of your geographic tongue and will go away after a couple of weeks. The other possibility is a callous like abnormal lesion call hyperkeratinized tissue. It is caused by constant mechanical (rubbing) or chemical (smoking, tobacco, alcohol) irritation. If you are a smoker, get it removed (biopsy) and quit smoking because it can be a precancerous lesion.
 

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@honestdoc Thank you for your reply. Ok this has made quite anxious now. I do always scrape my top teeth along that area (bad habit i know) and now i have been picking it also to see if it rubs off. I do smoke also. But now that i have been scrapping it. It now looks like this. Feels abit irritated now
 

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Also from all the scrapping teeth along that area has made it smooth? Ive been doing it for ages
 
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Hi i noticed this slight whitish area in middle of tongue i dont know if i am being paranoid. Is it something to be concerned about. I do have a geographical tongue from time to time. This seems like itd ever so slightly raised spot. I dont really have any symptoms. Just really worried if i need to get it checked.

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Probably median rhomboid glossitis, Not of any significant concern, but look at Likely Causes, and Treatment and prognosis.
 

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